A sense of di­rec­tion

Country Life Every Week - - In The Garden -

Given the im­por­tance of the com­pass to hu­man de­vel­op­ment and progress, it isn’t sur­pris­ing that it has long been the sub­ject of art and lit­er­a­ture. In par­tic­u­lar, it has been used metaphor­i­cally in or­der to por­tray pur­pose, a guide and a sense of di­rec­tion.

We only part to meet again. Change, as ye list, ye winds; my heart shall be The faith­ful com­pass that still points to thee John Gay

Con­science is a man’s com­pass Van Gogh

A rusty nail placed near a faith­ful com­pass will sway it from the truth, and wreck the ar­gosy Wal­ter Scott

I am told by those who know that there are six va­ri­eties of han­gover—the Bro­ken Com­pass, the Sewing Ma­chine, the Comet, the Atomic, the Ce­ment Mixer and the Grem­lin Boo­gie, and his man­ner sug­gested that he had got them all P. G. Wode­house

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